3) Cap – The limit for the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 will be 400 runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to determine the limits for 100 mile, 100k, and 50 mile entries, respectively. We will provide advanced notice if we decide to close down one of the fields due to the maximum limit.
It is your responsibility to register before we reach our cap. The past two years we’ve filled up around 2/1 and were contacted by approximately 200 people trying to get into the race afterwards.
*Update – Please note that we’re going to cap the number of 100k entrants at 50 for the upcoming race. We’re currently at 24 entrants for the 100k, so plan accordingly if you want to run that distance in 2017.
4) Waiting List – We’ll implement a waiting list as soon as the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 reaches its limit of 400 runners. The runners will be placed on the waiting list in the order they sign up; the first on the waiting list will be the first to take the place of someone that drops out.
5) No Deferrals/No Refunds/No Transfers – There are no deferrals, no refunds and no transfers for any reason, including injury. However, we will allow runners to switch from the 50 miler to the 100k or 100 miler, and vice versa, after you have signed up.
6) Western States – Please note that the Indiana Trail 100 has again been approved as a 2018 Western States qualifying race.
7) Midwest Super Slam – Please note that the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 is part of the Midwest Super Slam.
8) Buckles – We’ll again provide sub 24 hour buckles along with traditional buckles for runners that finish 100 miles over 24 hours but less than 30 hours.
9) Awards – We’re making the following changes, effective 2017:
a) We’re discontinuing the state awards given to the top runners.
b) We’re adding age group awards (by decade).
c) We’re adding an award based on mileage. We could have the first recipient of the 500 mile award in 2017.
d) We’re adding 100k medals, which will have a different design than the 50 mile medals.
10) Weekend Training Runs – The fall weekend training runs are every Sunday
. We meet at the Sand Lake Beach parking lot at 9:00 am
. The group runs one loop (20 miles) but some go further and some less.
The fall training runs are very popular and a good way for those considering the Indiana Trail 100 to check out the course and run with several local ultra runners. We see many runners from all over the Midwest on our course in the fall. The training runs at this time of year are self-supported, unless announced otherwise.
Please note that we’ll switch over to Saturday
training runs starting in December.
11) Water – As customary, the park shuts off the water fountains and well pump the last weekend in October. That means that runners will start stashing water or other liquids on the course. Please note that the DNR is actively seeking out contraband in the park, so a stray bottle may get confiscated for inspection.
In lieu of this the park has asked us to put any runner’s bottles in two specific areas – behind the schoolhouse and the trail across from the front gate entrance on the south side. These areas will have designated IT100 cartons to place the bottles in. These cartons will be in the designated areas by the first weekend of November. Besides placing the bottles in the cartons you may want to consider labeling your bottles as well, so you know which one is yours and the DNR is aware that it’s a runner’s bottle.
Any bottles or other items of yours that are not placed in these designated areas are subject to removal. Additionally, please do not lazily throw bottles in the grass after you pass the front entrance. It looks like litter and is the exact opposite image we want to project to the park.
12) Novermber FA50K - Our 5th annual Black Friday
FA50K is on 11/25. This is our most popular FA50K and anyone running, volunteering, or pacing at the 2017 Indiana Trail 100 is invited. We'll provide rolling aid stations for this run. If you plan on joining us please click the link below and then click the box to confirm that you’re going.
13) Volunteers - The Indiana Trail 100 is known for its volunteers. Let us know if you would like to join out team. For information on how you can participate as a volunteer please contact Jerry Diehl at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.
We'll have a new aid station for 2017 that will be positioned after the new section of the course. While this aid station will be supervised by a veteran ultra runners and volunteers, we'll also have many youths (children of runners or other volunteers) helping out here as well. They are extremely excited about this and it's sre to be an energetic aid station. Please let us know if you're interested in working here or any other aid station, as each has its own unique personality.
14) Site Protocol – Our website and Facebook Forum/Event Page is specific to the Indiana Trail 100. Topics discussed include ultra running in general but the focus is primarily on our event as an informational guide to our runners.
We do not permit advertisements of non-ultra running events/sites or their sponsors. While we have great respect for those that compete in shorter distance running events or triathlons, our site does not focus on these types of events, nor do our runners. We will remove all material, links, etc., that don’t meet the aforementioned criteria.